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VOL. 1. NO. 1.
In making our debut before the people
of Williston and Williams county—most
pf whom are strangers to us, but whoso
acquaintance we hope soon to cultivate
and enjoy—we shall depart fronl the or
dinary practice of country publishers in
Riving their readers a long salutatory,
in the first issue, teeming with promises
they never fulfill. We shall make no
pledges, and therefore shall have none
to break. We fully realize the difficul
ties surrounding the undertaking in the
midst of a new and sparsely settled
Pountry, but having implicit faith in the
future development of the town and
tiunty impels us to risk the enterprise.
As Budd Reeve said, while speaking of
-bathing, "there are two ways of going in
Swimming. One is to wade in, and keep
wading and wading, till you can't wade
tiny further. The other is to walk out
bn a spring-board and dive in head first,
tt. is hard to say which way is best,
'fhere is one advantage, however,' in
wading. If you can't swim you can turn
around and wade out again." In the
iiewspjaper business Budd is by no means
novice, and says there seems to be an
abundance of editors and newspapers in
the country—more than can make great
fortunes or gain great fame. He com
pares them to some large families of
twelve or thirteen children, where.con
gratulations arc offered when the advent
bf another boy or girl is announced to
the household. All we ask is a chance
tcf live. The field may be full and run
ning over but the people, who seem
progressive and intelligent, can find a-m
ble room and support for one more.
We ask to be allowed to draw on the
public affections and be given an oppor
tunity for support, and if the GKAVIUC
flCfesn't grow up and become an orna
hient to the fraternity, we shall hope to
ihiftke it sin useful appendage to society.
Politically, the GRAPHIC will be inde
pendent advocating the cause of such
ken and measures, under counsel of its
friends, as may seem for the beet inter
ests of the village of Williston and Wil
liams county generally. Its advent is
hot in the support of any clique or politi
fcal party. Its aim will be to advance
bVery material interest: of the county,
tiud for the accomplishment bf that end
we ask both business men and farmers
for such suggestions and information as
•Will tesult in the greatest good to the
Farties receiving this—the first—issu9
bf the GRAPHIC lSust not judge it as the
highest effort we shall make to furnish
tin interesting local paper. We are start
ing under embarrassing circumstances,
(i&d are hampered in other ways but as
ffoon as we can get into clear water and
(secure A favorable breeze, wo hope, to
feail into the affections of the public with
bur columns f'reigh&d with acceptable
$rid newsy cargoes. By taking it easy
iii the beginning, and husbanding our
"wind," we are more likely to come out
winner in the end. We shall continue
lo Send the GRAPHIC to you for a month,
iind if at that time you do not deem it
worthy of y5ur support, please notify us
?md we will stop it. If not otherwise
ordered, we shall consider you a regular
Union is strength* North Dakotans
ilioilld be for North Dakota as a whole
no Red River Valley—no Missouri Slope
—ho northern tier of counties—no south
ern tier, but North Dakota as one great
whole, whose resources and possibilities,
yet in their infancy, have already
stamped her as the garden-spot ot the
earth. Sing the praises of North Dakota
fyitlet your voice be heard from the
British line to the southern border, from
the Red River Valley to the vast coal
fields of the Missouri and its western
boundary. Let no portion of the Btate
fabor exclusively for its own advance
ment to the detriment of other portions.
Let us work to develop the industrial
resources of the whole state, and within
a comparatively brief period of time
North Dakota will rank with the grand
wealths of the Union.
Th'etestof one of-the 15-inch dyna
mite guns at Sandy Hook last August,
Remonstrates the fact that the United
States have little to fear from invasions
by foreign powers. The gun was fifty
feet long. After firing three dummies,
two shells loaded with 300 pounds of
Aigh explosives were fired so as to drop
vn the main ship channel. A slight noise
liike a whistle was the only sound made
firing. When the projectiles struck
tiie water, a dash of spray was visible, a
moment afterward the shell exploded,
throwing up water and sand to the
height of four hundred feet. The con
cussion of the explosion was plainly felt
t)n shore and on vessels in the vicinity,
^andy Hook is being provided with sun
lifts and.breech-loading mortars, winch
Ip addition to the dynamite guns will
make it well nigh impossible for a hos
tile vessel to enter the harbor. All
4bips, provided that they are of any
considerable draft, must necessarily puss
within three miles of Sandy Hook, and
therefore directly under the gum located
Kite-flying is the present occupation
of Williston kids.
Editor Wild and Paul Schierbeek have
gone to Devils Lake to attend a session
of the United States court.
John A. McKay of Nesson lias gone
over to the northeast portion of the state
with a bunch of horses to selh
Mr. Parnell of Buford was the cornet
ist at the ball on July 4th
Howard manipulated the guitar.
The Hotel Leonhardy is the handsom
est and best equipped public eke fx in
North Dakota west of Devils Lake.
John Heffernan, the city dray and
livery man, makes an efficient chairman
of the board of county commissioners.
The hot weather of last week was
brought to a sudden close by the cool
drenching raiu of Friday rnd Saturday.
Henning Gumelius, who has located a
horse ranch near Williston, returned
last Friday from a business trip to Minot.
Mark Murphy, superintendent of Maj.
Murphy's horse ranch on the White
Earth, was transacting business in Wil
Jas. Costello has had a wooden awning
pfaced over the sidewalk in front of his
place of business. It makes a shady and
Born—To Mr. and Mrs C. W. Shafor
•of Williston, on Monday, July 8th, 1895}.
a daughter—of regulation weight. Moth
er and daughter doing well.
Contractor Ackerman last week pro
cured lumber with which to build a car
penter and blacksmith shop. He will
begin work on the new structure this
H. E. Price of Nesson, who so nobly
wears the honors of county assessor for
the Third district, was in the city last
Tuesday to turn in his books to the coun
See now that tho binder and mower
are in such condition that frequent stops
for repairs will not be necessary when
the work is developing a pressure of 150
pounds to the inch,
Possibly ''the gfeat white throne" is
made of silver, hut the fastidious, aristo
cratical despisersof that metal will prob
ably never have their sensitive souls
shocked by a sight of it.
The wholo secret of raising seedless
cucumbers lies in covering the first joint
of the vine after it starts to "run," and
then cutting the vine from the original
stalk n.r soon as the joint takes root.
M. J. Diilon has opened a tailor's shop
on Main street: in the building opposite
M. FarreH's place. He will make you a
now suit of clothes, or dean and repair
your old ones and make them as good as
F. V. R. Ackerman is constructing
for himself an elegant five-room resi
dence on Sassin avenue. The structure
will be 25x:!7 feet, and when finished
will form one of the principal attractions
on that street.
John Grogan, of Silver Springs, Aired
county, was in town last Wednesday,
having brought his wool across the Mis
souri Tuesday. Mr. Grogan sheared
about COO sheep, from which he got about
3,500 pounds of wool.
J. S. Wood ley and George Grogan, ac
companied by Johnny Inkster, left here
last Tuesday with a band of 45 head of
horses for the northeast part of the state.
They will visit Langdon, Pembina, and
other points in the lied River valley.
Sid. A. Willis, sheriff of Valley county,
Montana, offers $050 reward for the re
capture of Charles Sepphic and George
Trotter who escaped from jail at Glas
gow, Mont., on .May 25th. Sepphic is
'Wanted on the charge of murder, and
Trotter for horse-stealing.
Owing to the coroner's jury returning
a sealed verdict in the Jarvis inquest
case, the GRAPiiir is unable to give its
readers their determination but in view
ofaif the circumstances surrounding.the
case, it is plain to the public that Pete
Jarvis was brutally murdered.
A correspondent at Sidney, Mont., says
that Hedderich Brothers have the beef
contract at Fort Buford for the ensuing
year, beginning July 1st, at SO.'JS per
hundred. Jacob Seel of Sidney will do
their butchering, petting house rent, fuel,
meat and £50 per month for hi3 services,
lie removed to .Buford with his family
Now little boy you can go home and
tell your mother how she can remove
oil or grease spots from lrir carpets.
Tell her to lay a piece of blotting paper
over the spot, and set a ilat-iron ou top,
the iron just hot enough not to scorch.
Change the paper as often as it becomes
greasy. .-i.fler most of the oil has been
extracted apply whiting leave it on for
a day or two, then brush oC, and the
spot will have disappeared.
WILLISTON, WILLIAMS COUNTY, NORT'I DAKOTA, TUESDAY, JULY 9, 1.895
The "market woman" and her radish
es was a feature on the Fourth which pet'
the children wild with delight and great
ly amused the older ones. The kids,
however, were a little too sharp, and soon
found the fellow out.
The Odd Fellows of Buford are mak
ing preparations to celebrate the second
anniversary of the G. U. O. of O. F. with
a free ball and supper on the loth of
August prox. Aft friends of the order
and everybody else will be invited,
Benjamin L. Hardeway and John
Wagner shipped their wool to Philadel
phia along with that sent out by Messrs.
Brown, Grogan, Jack and Adams. The
total amount of wool sent east by this
shipment is about 32,000 pounds.
Wm. Ross, the'well known and effi'
dent blacksmith of Towner, arrived iii
"Williston Sunday. He has opened
business in the shop formerly occupie
by Phibrook. Mr. Ross is nfirBt-clSss
workman, and we guaranteoj)that all his
work will prove satisfactory.
John Bruegger has been appointed
county auditor in place of Gus Anderson,
deceased. The appointment is regarded
as a most excellent one, and the people
of Williams county are to be congratu
lated for the good judgment exercised
hy their board of commissioners.
Major J. S. Murphy, who owns a large
horse ranch on the White Earth, 25
miles cast df Nesson, has recently con
structed a paSturo embracing a tract of
countrv three miles square. Mark Mur
phy superintends the ranch, and reports
the horses in extra fine condition.
W. H.Cheney of Sidney, Mont., was
in Williston on business last week, and
ordered the GRAPHIC sent to his address.
Mr. Cheney is one of the progressive
stock-raisers in his section, and has just
afided to his herd a few thoroughbreds.
He says they are beauties* and has
fenced in a 100-acre pasture for their
Lemonade mid ic9-cream constituted
the main beverages here on the Fourth.'
There was not the least display of row
dyism or inebriacy witnessed on the
streets diiring the entire day, which
speaks volumes for the moral status of
the town and its people, and a condition
of things! which we do not beiieve'fmy
other town of its size in the state of
North Dakota can boast o!J
Glendivb Independent: labile search
ing for cattle in tiie bad lafids about 20
niiles south of Glasgow, a few days age,
a range rider found a horse, saddled and
bridled, with a quarter of spoiled vent
Son and some suit and coffee tied to the
saddle. The horse resembled one rode
by the jail breakers Sepphic and Trotter,
and if thid is so, the fugitives are al! now
concealed ,in the bad lands and not in
The Williston Amn'tuer company visit
ed Fort Buford on Monday evening of
last week and repeated the performance
rendered at the Odd Fellows' hall hero
on the 23tli ult. The company was
greeted with a fair-sized audience and
its members royally entertained by the
commanding officer and the military of]
that post. The troupe report a very
pleasant time, and desire to roturn their
thanks for the kind and liberal treat
ment they received at the hands of
Major Wi'nt and those under hie com
R. Lampman, of the firm of Lamp
man, the enterprising sheep ranchers of
Nesson, graced ye editor's sanctum with
a courteous greeting last week. Mr.
Lampman is one of the progressive
spirits of Williams county, and his firm
is dointr its share toward the develop
ment of the great stock iwterests of the
upper Missouri blope. Lampman Bros,
have just completed the shearing of their
1,800 sheep, from which they realized
over 10,00'j pounds of wool.
The west-bound passenger train OH
the Great Northern met with an act:.4,
dent about forty or fifty miles east cf
Williston on Tuesday of last week, ijl
which some of the cars were ditched.
A passe/iger coach was perforated by one
of the rails, and V/hile some of the pas
sengers were badly shaken up and
scared,, it is reported that no one was
seriously hurt. The Great Northern has
been exceedingly fortunate in regard to
accidents, there having been fewer
wrecks on that lino than other western
For the benefit of those interested in
the subject we publish the names of the
oCTcers and executive committee of the
Missonri River Valley Stock Growers'
Association, together with their postoffice
address, as follows:
Chas. Baldwin, Pres., Nesson.
Chris. Anderson, Vice Pres.., Williston.
H. V. Smith. Sec. and Treat)., Williston.
1st District—Herman Nelson and Ole
2d District—John Mercer, jr., and
I. E. Mills, Wiiliston.
.'id District—George Newton and John
''ad Death of Gus Anderson, Auditor
of Williams County.
About 10 o'clock last Friday morning,
?":ly ot!i, the .startling announcement
t! at Gusfav Anderson, our count? amji
r, WHS dead, struck tho cars of the
of Wiiliston with an unspeak
able horror and surprise. Everybody
peacefully engaged in his usual daily
otation, dreaming only of the results
his own toil, but when tiie news tame
l.at Gus Anderson had met with a sud
I: MI death from foul air in his own well,
fell upon his friends with dumbfound
and paralyzing effect. In an inered
'y brief space of time the sad intelli
[:V!«-e spread from the business center
ho most remote suburbs of the city,
within thirty minutes a large crowd
:e:i were at the scene of the accident,
j^eh occurred at Mr. Anderson's resi
gn en one-half mile north of the city,
(kroner Ackerman was notified, and
1th his nsual promptness was on hand
t) assist others in the recovery of the
unfortunate man's body.
The cause of our city's stidden be
r-.uvement in the loss of Mr. Anderson
i^ay be briefly stated. The ptinip at
tee windmill on Mr. Anderson place
nidi is situated on a line with Main
reet about one-half mile north of the
I '/Stoffice, failed to work, and deceased,
•s 1th the assistance of Col. Moore, one of
u).v county commissioners, determined
go down into the well and fix it. The
veil is about sixty feet deep, rind at the
«^pth of forty feet is a platform where
tiie pump cylinder is located. The well
i: curbed up, and the platform is readied
I means of a ladder fastened to the
t'ubing. Mr. Anderson was descending
..is ladder when the accident occurred.
L'u had reached about twelve or fourteen
i'et below the surface when he struck
=«,!iat is termed foul air, or gas, and im
:::diately attempted to climb up again
I ut the deadly composite had done its
vork too swiftly, and causing him to
'lax his grasp upon the rungs of the
1 'dder, he fell to the platform below.
It is supposed he was insensible—and
1 o3siblv life extinct—before he reached
.2 bottom, as Col. Moore heard no other
.und than the dull thttd made by the
!y striking the platform.
•:i tiie effort to recover the body John
1 ,urd attempted to descend the well,
iwjstnnts took the precaution to
fasten a rop,e around his chest, in'case
if emergency, and it vftia well they did
no, for when about twelve feet down he
was overcome by foul air and involun
tarily let go (tie ladder, find when hauled
out again was
about a3 near dead as alive.
Me will probably never try the feat
afluin. By means of a rope with a slip
Ing-nooae bein^ lowered Mr. Anderson's
body was soon recovered and conveyed
ii.t) his house, where many friendly
hands volunteered to undream and wash
Mr. Anderson was born in Sweden
aid wa3 about 50 years old. He was un
married and had no relatives, it is be
lieved, in the United States, except a
nephew living at Little Falls, Minn.,
and a neice in Iowa. He was an old
timer on tr.e Missouri, having lived in
the vicinity of Williston about seventeen
years. Since tiie organization ot Wil
liams county he has held various posi
tions of honor and trust, and last fall rm
elected county auditor by an overwhelm
ing majority. He was trusted, respected
and loved by all who knew him, and lie
leaves bohind a legion of friends who
sincerely mourn his untimely fate.
In the death of Mr. Anderson Willis
ton loses a most estimable citizen, and
Williams county a worthy and efficient
A reward of 1150 will be paid by the
Missouri River Valley Stock Growers'
Association to any perscyi furnishing evi
dence to any member of tiie executive
committee of said Association that will
Result in the arrest and conviction of
iiny person or persons guilty of any of
the following acts, viz:
1. Setting prairie tires.
2. Of branding any catt!e, horses,
mules or asses belonging to any member
bf this Association: without the consent
or knowledge of ifs owner.
3. Of amending, changing or altering
any brand or in^any way attempting to
Receive the rightful, ownership of any
cattle, horses, muieT or asses belonging
to any member of this Association.
4. Of driving or attempting to drive
from their respectivs ranges, or of kill
ing or maiming any cattle, horses, mules
or a£ses belonging to any member of this
Association. II. V. SMITH,
It has been demonstrated by actual
test that a single tow-boat can transport
at one trip from the Ohio to New Or
leans, 20,000 tons of coal loaded in bargc-s.
Estimating in this way, the boat and it
tow, worked by a few men, carries as
much freight to its destination as 3,000
cars and 100 locomotives, manned by'500
iinen, could transport.
A PROBALE MURDER.
Tho Body of Pete Jarvis Found on
Tho body of Peter Jarvis was found
about 35 miles northeast of "Williston by
Barney Mietzner, on June 18th. The
inquest was held June £2d by E. B.
Ackerman, coroner of Williams county,
and a jury comxiosed of A. A. Austell,
Frank Wild and Barney Mietzner. The
inquest was held at the place where the
body was found, the coroner and jury
being accompanied thither by Dr. Van
Dyke of this place. It will be remem
bered by the people of this vicinity that
on the 16th of April, 1*394, Peter Jarvis
left White Earth for Williston with two
teams and wagons loaded with household
goods,-rand was accompanied by a man
named Alonzo Wendell. The man
Wendell reached Williston all right with
the teams and goods and turned them
over to the parties having interest in
them, but reported to Jarvis' daughter
that the old man had lit out and skipped
the country in company with another
man. This statement was all that could
be learned at the time concerning the
disappearance of Mr. Jarvis. Wendell
stayed around Williston a few days and
then left the country, and that was the
last seen or heard of him here. The
finding of Jarvis' body opens the window
to a mystery through which a broad ray
of light is let in upon a crime that may
prove as appalling as it is mysterious.
At the inquest the jury discovered that
tiie back part of the skiill had been
crushed asi from tiie blow of an ax or a
stone, and brought in a sealed verdict.
The entertainment given by the Wil
liston Amatuer Company at Odd Fellows'
Hall on Friday evening of last week was
a very creditable afiair, and was greeted
by a large and appreciative audience.
Tiie recitations by the little folks were
admirably rendered, and the song, "The
girl I left behind me," by Mrs. an
Dvke, was beautifully sung. The follow
ing is the program as furnished the
GRAVHIC by the lady managers of the
Song—"Love will bring me back again,"
by Susie Maiers.
Recitation—By Lillie Nelson.
Recitation—Bv Edith Russell.
A one-act humorous sketch of five char
acters, entitled "The Assessor."
T'-.-Uri\ov-- Bv fin1-!' Np'.snn
Recitation—By Bella Leontiauiy.
Song—"The giri I left behind me," by
Mrs. Van Dyke.
A Farce—"The Family Strike," six
Song—" I don't want to play in your
yard," by May and Edith Russell.
Recitation—By Miss Emma Scranton.
Recitation—By Grace Nelson.
Recitation—"The Locomotive Whistle,"
by Willie Harvey.
Song—"Juuitri," by Fannie and Nellie
Recitation—By George Harvey.
Reading—" Pat's Letter," by Fannie
Recitation—By Kate Yanick.
A Farce—"Ilans Von Kmash," seven
This last piece was the eide-splitier
and button-buster of the evening, in
which Von Smash made a decided hit.
At tiie close of the entertainment a
rich and elegant repast of ice-cream and
cake was served, which was liberally
patronized and eagerly devoured.
Messrs. Jos. Brown, John Grogan, Ed
Jack and Win. Adams* who have just
completed their shearing, brought their
wool to town last week. Their combined
product amounttid to 28,000 pounds, and
they will ship it themselves direct to
Philadelphia. This shipment i3 made
as an experiment, and if thero are any
profitable margins in the business the
above gentlemen propose to reap the
The following meteorological summary
for the month of June is furnished tho
Graphic by Prof. Daniels, the courteous
observer of the weather bureau at this
Mean barometer, 29.93 highest barom
et'pr, 30.20, June Oth lowest barometer,
20.57, June 15th mean temperature, 59
highest temperature. 87, June 5th low
est temperature, 38, June 9th greatest
daily range of temperature, 3-1, June 5th
least daily range of tempeiature, 0, June
ffth. Prevailing direction cf wind, nw
^otal precipitation, 3.67 inches. No. of
dear days. 7 partly cloudy, 10 cloudy
days, 7. Solar halos, June 13th and l-'th
Sec. and Treas.
o* the Weather Bureau.
Professor Willis L. Moore, formerly in
charge of the weather bureau station at
Chicago was appointed, on the 4tli in3t.,
chief oi the weather bureau by the pres
dent upon the recommendation of the
secretary of agriculture, in place of Prof,
Mark W. Harrington, removed.
In the case of the Farmers Bank of
Emerado against John Rice, wherein the
point of jaw was raised b}' way of de
murrer, ihat prairie hay is not included
in a lien on "crops," unless so distinctly
expressed in the mortgage, Judge Tein
pieton has sustained the demurrer.
Price, 82 per Year.
The Ferry Boat Arrived.
According to tiie last reports, the ferrV
boat which left Benton about a month
ago, and destined to be used here fof
the benefit of Williston, had reached a
point this side of Ft. Buford. Our peo
ple are anxiously looking for its 'arrival.
L.uiiii.—Since tho above was type tho
long looked.for ferry has arrived and is
now in safe moorings about four miles
up river, opposite Bergh's saw mill. It
is at that point, we understand, that the
boat will be located for service, as the
distance there from shore to shore is
less thah at any other locality in this
vicinity. As thero is to be considerable
transferring of stock across the river
from the counties south of us in the near
future, the ferry will be put in operation
as quickly i.s possible, but nc. definite
date can now be ti^cd. The
will endeavor to keop its readeroslet?
The Fourth was celebrated in Willis"
ton in a very quiet way, no especial pre
parations nor arrangements having
been made. The day was exceedingly
hot, the thermometer at the office
the weather bureau registering 96J°, yet
notwithstanding the heat the surround
ing country was well represented and
a large delegation was down from Buford
Of course during the day there was tho
average amount of noise made by the
small boy and hts fire-cracker, but in
the evening there was a grand display
of fireworks exhibited in different parts
of the city, which entertained the ok'
and delighted the young uutil a late
hour. In fact, until the supply was ex
hausted, the heavens were kept aglow
with sky-rockets and Roman candleu
with beautiful effect. Early in the even
ing a large party of our young people
gathered at Odd Fellows' Hall and spent
the night tripping the light fantastic toe^
to the sweet strains of music* furnished
by Hastings' Quadrille Band.
Tho funeral of County Auditor Ander
son took place at the court house at
o'clock p. m. Sunday, ilio servicer
were conducted by Mr. Robert Newel!,
who delivered a most excellent dis
course. The court room wa3 artistically
draped in mourning, ami a beautifully
designed streamer, combined with the
American Hag, was fastened to the wal!
back of the catalogue, bearing the words:
"V,Tc Mcvri. Our TW. w.srtwrv!
was literally packed, and many who at
tended could not lined even standing
room. Tho choir of the Presbyterian
church,' led by Mrs. Dr. Van Dyke, as
sisted by Messrs. Chas. Field and Frank
Wild, made the sad occasion most fad
ing te^all the deceased's friends by their
appropriate and touching vocal efforts
before and after the services. We ven
ture to say that tho people of Williston
liever witnessed a larger attendance at
any funeral than at the one herein re
ferred to. Mr. Anderson's nephew ar
rived here from Minnesota about three
hours too late to witness the respect that
was shown by the citizens of Willistor,
and Williams county at the burial of hit?
At a special meeting of the board of
county commissioners the following res
olutions of respeot were unanimously
Resolved, That we, the board of coun
ty commissioners cf Wilkams county,
North Dakota, do hereby 'express out
most sincere sorrow and regrets for the
calamity that has fallen upon the whole,
county by the sad and unfortunate death
of our most honored and respected fel
low-citizen, Gustav Anderson-.
Resolved, That we mourn his loss as a
fellow county official, neighbor and com
panion, whoso presence was sunshine in
our midst, and whose untimely death
has caused a cloud of sorrow to darken
our pleasant and friendly associations.
Resolved, That we, tho board of coun
ty commissioners causa the above reso
lutions to be spread upon minutes of this
board, and that they be published in the
county papers of Williams county.
Chr'n cf E'rd
E. L. MCOKE.
Cash paid for old iron by Wm, Ross,
at blacksmith shop.
Flax is being contracted for in Lis
bon at $1 per bushel for fall delivery.
If you have anything in the line of
paper-hanging, painting, ect., call on J,
Hugh Cannon enpects in a few. days to
open up a ^repair shop for boots, shoes
W. B. Livermore has been appointed
deputy United States marshal for the
E. G. Clark of Dickinson has beea
appointed receiver for the American
Live Stock association of Dickinson.
The acreage of planted crops in thai'
Dakotas this season far exceeds that of
any other year since the country was
opened, and there are good reasons to
believe that this state of things will c?n